SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was declared the world’s second-richest person after he surpassed Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, and there were plenty of comments about the development on social media.
Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla’s share prices, said the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. With recent gains, the current net worth of the 49-year-old entrepreneur stands at $127.9 billion.
Musk has added $100.3 billion to his net worth this year, the most by anyone on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The index is a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. The SpaceX CEO was ranked 35th in January.
Given Musk’s popularity and influence on social media, there were plenty of comments and memes regarding this development:
— Anwar Shaikh (@iamandy1987) November 24, 2020
— Nomita Kumawat (@KumawatNomita) November 24, 2020
— Ravish #SMM (@RavishSMM) November 24, 2020
— SUMIT KR YADAV (@iamsky____) November 24, 2020
Elon Musk rn : pic.twitter.com/lu9ae6VChB
— 🆁🅸🆂🅷🅰🅱🅷 ⍟ (@rishabh_memes) November 24, 2020
KING is always a KING 🌚 pic.twitter.com/0vGUotHKHz
— sagar (@saaaagard) November 24, 2020
* le Elon musk:- pic.twitter.com/uKXBWsRQrL
— एक वळू (@im_Udaysinh) November 24, 2020
— ⚡R.S.R⚡ (@Rishiicasm) November 24, 2020
— Prathamesh Padwal (@hippoprathamesh) November 24, 2020
— Fabtober (@fabtober) November 24, 2020
How Elon Musk is going ahead of all the world’s richest billionaires. All while sharing memes on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/VdKj08JfDo
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 24, 2020
— $ (@Just_said_it) November 24, 2020
— Akku🙂 (@Lost_Soul_138) November 24, 2020
**Ambani be like :- pic.twitter.com/5OudDnEsHw
— Tushar Jadhav (@JadhavTushar999) November 24, 2020
— Mayank Mishra (@itsMayankMishra) November 24, 2020
With his recent gains, Musk now remains only behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is about $182 billion. However, it’s not the first time Musk surpassed Gates, having done it earlier in 2017. Gates had held on to the top spot for years before losing it to Bezos in 2017.
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